Sick Visits

Select Family Practice

Family Medicine located in Raleigh, NC

When you wake up feeling sick, or one of your children has a fever, you can count on the medical experts at Select Family Practice in Raleigh, North Carolina, to provide prompt and expert diagnosis and treatment. The team offers same-day appointments whenever possible. Whether you have a sore throat that makes it impossible to swallow or your allergies are out of control, call Select Family Practice or schedule an appointment online.

Sick Visits Q & A

What is a sick visit?

When you or a member of your family feel sick, you can make an appointment to meet with the knowledgeable and compassionate medical team at Select Family Practice. They offer sick-visit appointments so you can get medical attention and treatment you need to feel better.

When should I make an appointment for a sick visit?

For adults, in most cases, if you have cold symptoms or a sore throat that last for more than a few days or leaves you feeling constantly exhausted or weak, you should make an appointment. If you notice white or yellow patches in your throat, you should also see your provider. You should also call if you have a fever of more than 103° F.

For children, you should make an appointment if they have a temperature of over 100° F, trouble breathing, or have persistent pain anywhere in their body. You should also make an appointment if your child can’t keep food down or if their illness seems to be getting worse instead of improving over a few days. The team at Select Family Practice can answer your questions and schedule same-day appointments whenever possible.

What illnesses are diagnosed and treated during a sick visit?

The team at Select Family Practice diagnose and treat a wide range of illnesses, including:

  • Colds and sore throats
  • Flu
  • Fever
  • Stomach bugs
  • Dehydration
  • Eye infections
  • Ear infections
  • Allergies
  • Asthma

If you or anyone in your family has symptoms that don’t subside with rest, make an appointment with the team at Select Family Practice.

Can I reduce my risk of getting sick?

There are steps you can take to reduce your risk of getting sick. Getting sufficient sleep and eating a balanced diet helps keep your body strong, healthy, and better equipped to fight off viruses. You should also make sure you drink plenty of water.

It’s also important that you get an annual flu shot to protect your health each flu season. Having yearly wellness checks with your trusted medical provider can also help you protect your health, as your provider can diagnose and treat any health issues before they cause symptoms and weaken your immune system.

Call Select Family Practice today or schedule an appointment online if you or a member of your family is feeling sick.